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Law Professor: Affirmative Action is Still Needed

April 30, 2014
Contact: University Relations
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Writing in The New York Times, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor F. Michael Higginbotham says that race-based affirmative action remains an important part of the battle against discrimination.

Considering the recent Supreme Court case about the appropriate use of affirmative action, Higginbotham, the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Law at UB, writes: "[E]rroneously characterizing affirmative action as an unfair preference allows the court to defer to the electoral process just as it deferred to property owners in the 1880s."

Read the op-ed.

Learn more about Prof. Higginbotham.